(South Germany or more probably Austria, second half of the 12th century). 429 x 304 mm. (16 7/8 x 12"). Double column, 36 lines of text in a fine proto-gothic hand.
Text a bit faded on one side, an upper corner slightly defective, minor soiling and with the grain of the vellum apparent on verso, but with the beautiful text entirely legible, and the leaf as a whole quite pleasing.
The hand here is memorable, featuring wide, upright letters that could not be more regular. Elected pope in 590, Gregory (ca. 540-604) was one of the most influential pontiffs in the history of the Church. In addition to revising liturgical worship, he wrote extensively on theology, offering homespun wisdom rather than esoteric debates. He was declared a saint immediately upon his death. (ST12778-0082)